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Cotswold Weekends with Walks

Base yourself in one of our colourful market towns or pretty villages for a weekend or mid-week break with walks. These downloadable itinerary ideas are full of inspiration for places to stay, things to do and a selection of wonderful walks, whether you want a gentle stroll or a longer hike.

The itineraries below feature some of our favourite walking routes in the undiscovered south Cotswolds. Some of the walking routes featured on these itineraries are available to buy from the Tourist Information Centre in the town/village, others are available to download free of charge. The TIC staff will be delighted to suggest lots more great walking ideas too.

Dursley

Dursley High Street

The small market town of Dursley nestles in a steeply sided wooded valley, sitting alongside the Cotswold Way national trail. From the summit of any of the hills surrounding the town, you will get breathtaking views of the Gloucestershire countryside. It is close to Uley and WWT Slimbridge.

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Painswick

Often described as 'the Queen of the Cotswolds,' Painswick has a good choice of accommodation, fantastic dining options and wonderful walks. It is located between Stroud and Cheltenham and is on the Cotswold Way. Laurie Lee's Slad Valley is close by.

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Stroud

Known as the 'Covent Garden of the Cotswolds,' the colourful market town of Stroud sits in the beautiful Five Valleys of the south Cotswolds. It is close to the Cotswold Way and the small, pretty towns of Painswick and Nailsworth.

Download the Stroud Weekend with Walks